Adler University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.28 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 988
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $29,480
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4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I graduated from Adler University (formerly Adler School of Professional Psychology) in 2014 with a M.A in Counseling Psychology and emphasis in Sport and Health Psychology. When I decided to go back and obtain a Psy.D., Adler University was the first place I looked. I currently attend Adler University again, pursuing my doctorate degree. I cannot say enough about Adler's well-rounded program. They enforce social justice and educate greatly on diversity. The staff are welcoming, helpful, and encouraging. There is always quick and efficient communication between students and professors, which creates a more impactful atmosphere. Adler University is held in very high regards within the psychology community.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am currently in Adler University pursuing my master's in Forensic Psychology. The classes push me to learn more and get more engaged in class than I ever have before. I have learned more in the first semester of my master's program than my whole undergrad career. The one part of Adler that made me want to go to school there is how involved they are with the surrounding communities. Adler University encourages their students to get involved and give back to their neighborhoods. I am proud to go to a school that is accepting of all and willing to give back and help others.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Clinical Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021

Adler University is committed to ensuring that their graduates are socially responsible practitioners. They provide their students with the knowledge and the skills that they need to succeed in the future. I am very pleased with the education I have been receiving.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am an AD military member and I am currently working on a graduate degree in I/O Psychology online and I love attending Adler University. I also love the fact that I only have to attend one course every 8 weeks and my program is with the same class members. The instructors and the student dashboard are excellent sources. The dashboard is very user friendly and easy to maneuver. The course allows you the ability to study information and still have the freedom to formulate your own opinions in regards to the information you have learned. You will generally have your discussion topics due on Sat and essays/papers due on Tuesdays over the 8 week period. You will have to put aside time to read but it is still manageable, even for myself being active duty. Adler also encourages and allows the ability for you to communicate with staff and other alumni within the course in the form of virtual conference calls and allows you to ask questions that you may have in regards to the program or life after the program. They also dedicate time to what they call Adler TV which has a library of videos on different topics for students to review to help assist them while in their program. They also are constantly advertising internship opportunities that could help students gain the experience portion of their education. Overall as a new graduate student at Adler University, I love everything about the school and my program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2021

The best thing about Adler University is its location. In the heart of downtown Chicago, it is easily accessible via public transportation and it is only three blocks away from Millennium Park which is a gorgeous place to study or simply enjoy a stress relieving stroll. Another benefit of the location is that there are so many sites available to complete practicum and internship requirements nearby. So far, all of my professors have established a balanced learning experience. Class time is split between informative lecture, beneficial skills practice, and stimulating discussion. They also push us to do high quality work without imposing impossible standards.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

This is A LOT of is a doctoral program. Also, it's very expensive because it's graduate school at a private institution. You can find decent places to live (there is no "on-campus" living) for a reasonable enough price. I feel that the education you get as well as the cultural awareness that is interwoven into the program and mission statement are worth it for me.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

The focus on social justice and multiculturalism is woven throughout the program. The learning is experiential and the faculty are all practicing in the field. It does not feel academically rigorous but I'm not sure it's meant to. I feel like it will give me a solid general base in counseling but will require additional training to hone in on theory specific skills.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the Pros of my program are that we are training like an athlete does, by practicing. We don't just sit in a classroom we actually go out into the field and work on our skills. Our willingness to work toward social justice really makes us advocates for underrepresented groups.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The core faculty are so accessible and willing to help. The classes are a very reasonable size so I get to know my teachers and can get individual attention if I need it. The courses encapsulate what I will need out in the field and are challenging me at an appropriate graduate level. The art therapy program is small, but I have already had many opportunities to meet alumni who are working in the field. The campus is small, but what it lacks in physical space it makes up for in services-the computer lab and library are equipped to meet students needs. Located in the middle of downtown Chicago, the campus is surrounded by the bustling "Second City" and all it has to offer.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my graduate program are the core faculty members are very dedicated to their students and work hard to make sure everything is in order. The administration at Adler, however, is quite different: many of them become easily frustrated, make decisions that do not help students to succeed, and do not have enough network availability for all enrolled students to achieve education requirements (especially for practicums/internships). Schedules are somewhat flexible, but the programs are small enough that only one or two sections of classes are available during one semester and potentially not available again until the following year.
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